Dax's Case (1985)
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This production is a follow-up of the 1974 film, Please Let Me Die: The Wish of a Blind Severely Maimed Burn Patient, which discussed a patient's right to refuse treatment and die. Ten years later, the patient, Dax Cowart, now a lawyer and married, maintains that he should have been allowed to die. Other persons involved in the case provide their perspectives on decisions made at the time. The film explores the ethical, legal, and medical issues raised by the first film. It details Mr. Cowart's life from 1973, when he received third degree burns over nearly 70% of his body from an explosion, to 1984.
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